24-Dec-2006 -- This degree confluence visit was an easy one and without any surprises. In Google Earth the area around the spot was covered by a detailed aerial photo which showed an easy walking route following a dry river starting from the road between Mingun and Letpan.
It took a little more then an hour to cross the Ayeyarwady River by boat from Mandalay, the former capital of Myanmar, to Mingun. There my sister-in-law Ma Htar Htar Thu hired a bullock cart on which we drove slowly to the south. After one and a half hour we came to a bridge which spanned the dry river.
Leaving the two bullocks and their driver for a rest, we started walking over the dry riverbed to the west. We reached the degree confluence after some twenty minutes. The spot was at the foot of a hill in the middle of some shrubs and small trees on the edge between a field and the dry river. Near the degree confluence were some farmers working on the field who were happy to pose in front of my camera.
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